Methods of Examination and Analysis
Conservation and Restoration
4.5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL + 2,0 OT
- António João de Carvalho da Cruz
To know the main methods of examination and analysis employed in the study of cultural heritage. To develop skills that allow to use and to interpret the information provided by these methods. To promote the multidisciplinary in the study and conservation of the cultural heritage.
1. The electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter; 2. Examination methods making use of visible radiation; 3. Colour description and characterisation; 4. Radiography; 5. UV and IR photography; 6. Multi and hyperspectral imaging; 7. Optical microscopy; 8. Electronic microscopy; 9. Classical methods of chemical analysis; 10. X-ray fluorescence spectrometry; 11. Infrared spectrsocopy; 12. Raman spectroscopy 13. X-Ray diffraction; 14. Gas chromatography.
Written tests or final examination. The theoretical-practical classes are mandatory.
- Verougstrate-Marcq, H. e Van Schoute, R. (1986). Scientific Examination of Easel Paintings. Strasbourg: Council of Europe
- Spoto, G. e Ciliberto, E. (2000). Modern Analytical Methods in Art and Archaeology. New York: John Wiley & Sons
- Artioli, G. (2010). Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage. An Introduction to the Application of Materials Science to Archaeometry and Conservation Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Stuart, B. (2007). Analytical Techniques in Materials Conservation. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons
Method of interaction
Lectures focused on theoretical principles and methods, its possibilities and constraints. Practical lessons where are interpreted and discussed the results obtained by the methods of examination and analysis.
Software used in class